Thiago Cunha

Thiago Cunha

PhD, Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award for Basic Science, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, Brazil

Thiago M. Cunha, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Ribeirao Preto Medical School at the University of Sao Paolo where his lab works to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind pathological pain conditions, focusing on the neuroimmune-glia interactions. The final aim of his studies is to find novel molecular targets that could be useful for novel drug development. Among the main contributions from his lab to the field of pain are studies concerning the pronociceptive role of cytokines/chemokines and complementary systems.